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Visiting Assistant Professor in German

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Boulder, Colorado

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Job Summary

The Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures seeks a two-year Visiting Assistant Professor of German Studies, starting August 16, 2021. Open specialization. This is a full-time, 100% appointment with benefits, a competitive salary, and a teaching load of two courses per semester. The successful candidate will offer German language courses and courses taught in English or German on German-speaking cultures. 

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

The Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures houses programs in German (BA, MA, PhD), Russian (BA, MA), and Nordic Studies (minor). For more information about our department, please visit our web site.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Teaching responsibilities will include courses taught in English or German on German-speaking cultures. Teaching load is two courses per semester. The position includes service components related to graduate student professional development and extracurricular activities for undergraduates.

What We Can Offer

The salary range for this position is $60,000 - $65,000.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What We Require

PhD in German Studies or a related field; at least two years of college-level teaching experience, which may have been attained during graduate study; native or near-native proficiency in German; research specialization in German-language literatures and cultures.

What You Will Need

Evidence of an active research agenda in German Studies or a related field.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. Resume/CV.
  2. Cover Letter, which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications.
  3. Statement about how a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion has informed your past and present teaching, research, and service and/or how you imagine incorporating them in your future teaching, research, and service.
During the application process you will need to enter contact information for three references and we will request  letters of recommendation and additional materials, if needed, as the search progresses.

Review of applications will begin on March 30; applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Patrick Greaney

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